Juror Psychology: From Jury Box to Witness Stand

(2382 Ratings)

Produced on: March 04, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Why do jurors behave the way they do in jury selection? How do jurors evaluate a witness' credibility? Why do jurors ultimately make the decisions they do? In the first part of her Jury Psychology series, practiced jury consultant, Jocelyn Cinquino, J.D., M.A., takes experience from hundreds of jury trials to review the cognitive processes jurors use to understand, evaluate and retain information throughout even the earliest stages of trial.

 

Preparing for a jury trial becomes complete when psychological research findings are used to understand how jurors’ life experiences and attitudes shape their approach to jury selection and how they form impressions of the witnesses. With guidance on how to be mindful of what motivates your ultimate audience, how to recognize their expectations and meet their needs, this course offers a practical application of the science behind juror decision-making.

 

Learning Objectives:

I.   Examine core juror psychology research

II.  Identify impact of jurors’ behaviors and attitudes on voir dire and jury selection process

III. Grasp jurors’ processing of witness testimony and determination of credibility

IV. Apply research to prepare for jury selection and trial testimony

 

Program Director: Sigalle Barness

 

Faculty

Jocelyn V. Cinquino

Juror View Consulting LLC

With over fifteen years of experience in litigation, Ms. Cinquino is a skilled jury consultant whose expertise in psychology and law has been applied to hundreds of civil and criminal cases throughout the country. She holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and a M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She also received a B.A. in political science from Elmira College in New York. Ms. Cinquino is admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar and is a member of the American Bar Association-Litigation Division.

Ms. Cinquino specializes in complex jury research design and analysis, case development and advanced trial preparation including witness communication training, voir dire consultation and jury selection strategy. She has consulted on numerous high profile cases and has extensive experience advising clients on commercial, securities, antitrust, insurance, products liability, employment, maritime, intellectual property, medical malpractice, white collar criminal and capital punishment matters, among others. She enjoys sharing her expertise on pro bono matters as well.

Ms. Cinquino is a national resource for speaking engagements, media appearances and training sessions on jury related issues. She has lectured on topics covering witness preparation techniques, trial strategies, the psychology of persuasion and current event issues impacting juror opinion and decision making to litigation groups, legal organizations and corporations. Ms. Cinquino has provided legal commentary on high profile litigation for international television media programs and has authored and contributed to numerous articles featured in both regional and national publications.

Reviews

HA
Helen A.

Jocelyn did a great job covering this subject.

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James A.

helpful to someone with modest experience.

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greg s.

great presenter

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Corey E.

Thank you, very informative.

KY
Karen Y.

Very well presented, enjoyed listening to the presentation. Excellent information, especially for beginners.

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Daria C.

Great, engaging speaker.

BH
Bill H.

very interesting course

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Fausto S.

great insights.

JO
James O.

Excellent presentation

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Robyn B.

Well spoken great topic

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Erica S.

One of the better facilitators on Lawline

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debra t.

Excellent speaker, good content

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Joshua F.

Great content. Very insightful.

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Gerald S.

Satisfied what I was looking for

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Rich W.

Great presentation. She knows her stuff

CZ
Christopher Z.

Unique perspective, very informative and enjoyable

BL
Beverly L.

Excellent & helpful.

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Ethan G.

very interesting topic taught well

AG
anne g.

Informative

CH
Charles H.

Great rapid fire very helpful

MW
Michael W.

interesting program

BN
Barbara N.

Good overview and insights, logical approaches to information you need and need to get.

SH
Steven H.

Good

DE
Diane E.

Having a jury consultant has become so important and their insight is quite necessary.

RS
Reid S.

INFORMATIVE

PS
Paul S.

At or near the top of the list of the best courses i've taken. Outstanding presentation by a well-prepared and knowledgable presenter. This course is recommended for anyone who tries, or even works in prepration of a jury trial. Wish i had such a course in law school, but the art and science hadn't developed that far.

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Pietro B.

She was spectacular

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Barbara S.

Interesting and analytical in a systematic way. Good lecturer.

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Alexander C.

Very interesting

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Mark K.

Very nice and well-organized presentation.

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Lauren K.

Great speaker, very clear

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Kevin L.

EXCELLENT PRESENTER

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Pat K.

Great program!

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Jeffrey N.

Great insights from experience.

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Linda A.

Very practical information.

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Tamela B.

Interesting and informative presentation.

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Nina Anne G.

A helpful overview, but I think we could use a lot more time and detail on this subject!

JC
Julie C.

Excellent! Very digestible format with good, workable tips.

MW
Michael W.

Really good introduction to the subject for a beginner.

CK
Clara K.

Very interesting course. Could have been longer.

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Susan L.

Very interesting and useful.

GL
George L.

Fantastic.

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Kristin K.

Very informative. Great speaker!

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Richard C.

Excellent presentation! A very thoughtful approach to determining what is in the minds of jurors as they go through the process of a trial.

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Maryjane L.

Very engaging and informative.

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Salvatore T.

Good

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Robin G.

Fantastic presentation.

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Anita B.

Very well presented and very interesting. It is a must in preparation for trial

DT
David T.

fascinating

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Frances S.

She was amazing.

RM
Robert M.

Very good speaker. Mostly teaching by example, which is effective if not comprehensive.

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James R.

Very informative and well presented.

CB
Cynthia B.

A well prepared presentation.

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kulsoom n.

excellent speaker and content.

SD
Sean D.

Great tips on how to read Juries!

LS
LEONEL A. S.

Good, practical comments.

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Robin W.

VERY GOOD SPEAKER..

JY
Joe Y.

Good program

MM
Matt M.

Speaker was a good communicator

JV
Joseph V.

EXCELLENT

MG
Michael G.

Very helpful. I'll be applying some of these techniques to my next jury selection, which occurs this coming Monday.

LT
L. Zoe T.

Excellent presentation

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Andrietta W.

Excellent speaker, very knowledgeable utilized excellent written material,and gave good practical advice.

MC
Miriam Epstein C.

It was too obvious and simplistic.

DW
Donna W.

Fascinating considerations for preparing for trial. Excellent speaker (again).

EL
Eduardo L.

helpful material

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Andrew S.

This is a superb presentation! Thank you.

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Victor R.

very informative

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Alexander M.

Great.

MM
Michelle M.

Extremely interesting and useful information

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Robert S.

Interesting

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Wendy H.

good information

JP
Julie P.

Great specific examples were helpful.

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Albert S.

Very well spoken presenter.

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claudia b.

great instructor. very informative

RH
Ray H.

good

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Rhea S.

Worth the time for all!

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Autumne W.

Very helpful

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Allegra D.

Helpful.

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Chauvron S. R.

Great Seminar.

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John R. P.

I totally appreciate the information that I received from this particular program. There were strategies presented that are time tested. Excellent!

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Jerry S.

very thoughtful and helpful

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Bart C.

Great speaker and material

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Bambi Lin L.

excellent

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Tatiana C.

interesting

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David M.

Very helpful

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Gaetanella M.

Excellent information

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kelly w.

interesting and well-paced

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Steven H.

Very good presentation.

GC
Garland C.

good seminar

LF
Lawrence R. F.

an important topic for any trial attorney

JL
James L.

Should be longer.

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Baldwin M.

Vast subject.

SB
Susan B.

Excellent speaker!

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Edmond L.

Good presenter. Lots of useful information.

WL
Wesley L.

excellent

LG
Loretta G.

really good input, well delivered

MD
michael d.

Would like more specific examples, but overall, very good.

SB
Stephen B.

Jury selection is key. "Witness has to take ownership of their testimony" I love it.

JZ
Joel Z.

excellent

CB
Christopher B.

Thank you!

CB
Christopher B.

I found it to be informative

MW
Mark W.

very well done

MB
Michael B.

Good reinforcement.

SA
Sally A.

I really enjoyed the speaker. She was very informative and had a great affect.

TW
Teige W.

Great speaker, great material!

KC
Karen C.

Excellent course and speaker.

SC
Scott C.

This was one of the best courses yet. Speaker was extremely knowledgeable and subject matter was very helpful

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